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13th October 2020

Solidarity 40

Forty years on the concept of Solidarity, which so inspired the famous and transformational Polish Trade Union, is again receiving the attention of progressive thinkers. Join us on 23rd October 2020 from 2pm to 3.30pm (UK time) as we continue “Re-thinking Solidarity” with a session on ‘Solidarity, Religion and Inter-faith Dialogue’ with myself, John Alderdice; an Oxford colleague, Nazlia Ghanea …

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13th October 2020

In conversation with Johnny Lyons – Talking to Thinkers

In the latest episode of his ‘Talking to Thinkers’ series, Dublin author, Johnny Lyons, talks to John Alderdice, former Leader of the Alliance Party in Northern Ireland, a key player in the Good Friday Agreement and one of the youngest people to be appointed a life peer in the House of Lords.

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11th October 2020

Fratelli e Sorelle Tutti

Sermon preached for the Shelswell Benefice by Lord Alderdice at St Michael and All Angels Church in Fringford on Sunday 11th October 2020 Philippians. 4: 1 – 9 Today we read a passage from the 4th chapter of the letter of Paul to the Christians in the Macedonian city of Philippi.   Last week Penny spoke on a passage from chapter …

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24th August 2020

Centenary of the birth of John Paul II

How does one adequately recognize the life of such a remarkable man as Pope Saint John Paul II, and address, in just a few minutes, his contribution to our world? Let me refer to three areas that are of particular, personal interest to me – science, politics and faith. Science – The work of scientists and the importance of their …

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27th May 2019

Yes, she did……!

It will be an absolutely stunning result! As I write there is much counting still to be done but the result is clear – Alliance Leader, Naomi Long will be one of the three Northern Ireland MEPs. Not only is that the best Alliance result – by any parameter – in its 49 year history, it also means that Northern …

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29th November 2018

Sermon preached by Professor, the, Lord Alderdice FRCPsych at First Presbyterian Church, Belfast, on the 11th November 2018

Sermon preached by Professor, the, Lord Alderdice FRCPsych at First Presbyterian Church, Belfast, on the 11th November 2018 Firstly, I would like to thank all of you for the warm welcome you have given me into membership of this congregation of First Presbyterian Church, Belfast at what was a difficult time in my own journey of faith. I am not …

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